Evolution and Rape: Why Do Men Rape?


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Evolution and Rape: Why Do Men Rape?
This paper explores the role that evolution plays in sexual assault or rape. Essentially, there is some sense out there that rape is something transmitted down through history by our biological inheritance and that it has become – or has long been – hard-wired into the brains of men. Of course, this is very dangerous stuff for we live in a culture where discrediting men and diminishing men is the norm. We could, for example, ask why women assault children or why women seek out men with wealth rather than men with strong character and integrity, but those topics do not excite academics as much as asking why (some) men rape. The following paper will argue that there is a strong evolutionary explanation...
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